Tier 4 forces BBC Radio Norfolk to change Canaries' commentary

Michael Bailey, Chris Goreham. Craven Cottage, October 2014. Photo: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Michael Bailey, Chris Goreham. Craven Cottage, October 2014. Photo: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Archant

Norwich City fans who follow matchday commentary on the radio be greeted with unfamiliar voices this Boxing Day.

The Canaries visit fellow promotion-chasers Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday, the first match after the county was moved into Tier 4 of coronavirus restrictions.

However, a BBC policy has meant that while the county remains in Tier 4, Radio Norfolk's usual commentary team will not be able to travel to away fixtures.

It means commentary for the Watford game will instead be provided by BBC  Three Counties - with the usual build-up and post-match phone-in unaffected.

Sharing the news on Twitter, commentator Chris Goreham wrote: "While Norfolk is in Tier 4 we won’t be travelling to away games. This is BBC policy across Local Radio. You will still get full commentary of every single Canaries game on the radio.


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"Coverage of home games from Carrow Road is unaffected."

Arrangements for future away commentaries are yet to be confirmed.

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